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A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Professional services automation (PSA) refers to a system designed to streamline an...
 

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A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part II
Part I of this blog series introduced the notion of long tails in modern supply chains. That blog post also introduced the vendor ToolsGroup and its solution

forecasts at item sku and product level  that end, DPM leverages forecasts (historical data, re-supply policies, etc.) coming from existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) or supply chain management (SCM) systems to support fact-based cost/service trade-offs. These tradeoffs will either minimize inventory, maximize margins or minimize obsolescence (shelf life), depending on the overall needs of the organization; Mix Optimization – whereby DPM will “talk” to the Replenishment Planning modules within the ERP or SCM systems to create

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Linux and Open Source IT Services (Excel Format) RFI/RFP Template

OS and Application Services, Support Services, Consulting, Implementatation, and Reselling, Migration and Version Maintenance Services, Customization Services, Development Services, Security Servic... Get this template

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